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Royal Memories

The story about May Queens in the summer 2019 Bulletin (“Crowning Glory”) brought back memories. I was a member of Swarthmore’s faculty from 1957 to 1961, and in the spring of 1960, my daughter Melissa, then 5 years old, participated in the May Queen celebration by carrying the crown. Melissa earned an engineering degree from Montana State University, where I was a faculty member and administrator, and later received an MBA from the University of New Mexico. For many years, she was a staff member in Hewlett-Packard’s research and development operation. When she retired, her name was on 40 patents.

—IRVING E. DAYTON ’48, Corvallis, Ore.